WARD, Colin. Anarchy.

(London): Freedom Press, 1961-1970.  First editions.  Octavo.  Issues 1-118.  A complete run of this influential magazine that was published to put anarchist ideas back into the intellectual bloodstream by promoting a sociological approach to anarchism.  The magazine published many powerful and original articles prefiguring the new politics of sustainability of recent times.  The anti-authoritarian principles and clearly articulated positions on affordable housing, social justice, and inviolate personal freedom carried a strong resonance with the new youth who were looking to the libertarian left to make sense of vast social upheavals in post-war England.  The magazine employed illustrator Rufus Seger who helped forge a new voice and graphic identity for the UK anarchist movement releasing it from the cartoon cliché of the nineteenth-century-style bomb-wielding terrorist.  Seger, who illustrates all but a few of the covers, used eye-catching designs that were diverse, and often ingenious responses to the themes of each issue.  All issues in very good condition, a nice set of this important journal. 


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